Posts by Peter Rudd

Introducing the Splash Dash 1.4km Challenge!

Swim both 1.4km distances on July 20th and August 24th in Kelowna, B.C. If you manage to beat your time from the July 20th swim in the August 24th swim, you’ll be rewarded with some awesome prizes!
Register here for the Splash Dash 1.4km Challenge

Another New Swim!

Choose from two family friendly distances: a 700m swim from downtown Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach, and a 1.4km across Okanagan Lake from West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach. The 1.4km distance is a part of our new Splash Dash 1.4km Challenge!
Register here for the Kelowna Made Festival Swim
Register here for the Splash Dash 1.4km Challenge

New Swim Announcement!

We are excited to announce our newest swim in Cultus Lake on September 8th. Just a short 100km from Vancouver, Cultus Lake is a perfect location for an open water swim. Choose from a 750m, 1.5km or 3km distance.

Register today!

New Shorter Distances!

We are thrilled to announce that we have added two new swim distances for Kelowna and Skaha Lake. These are shorter distances for those not quite ready to take on the longer swims, but still want to challenge themselves to swim across Okanagan Lake (Kelowna) or Skaha Lake (Penticton).

For Kelowna, we are introducing a new 1.4km distance across Okanagan Lake. The start is in West Kelowna and finishes at Hot Sands Beach in City Park. The shorter Skaha Lake swim starts in Kaleden and ends in OK Falls, just like the longer 11.8km swim.

Registration for both swims are open for 2024. Register for Kelowna here or Shaka Lake here.

2023 Gellatly Bay Swim Cancelled

Due to the ongoing wildfires in the Okanagan region and the provincial state of emergency, which includes a travel restriction for non-essential purposes, we are sorry to announce the cancellation of the 2023 Across the Lake Swim Gellatly Bay on Sept 2nd, 2023. Registered participants will be receiving an email with addtional information.

New Swim Announced

We are delighted to announce the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in Pentiction, BC is now a part of the Across the Lake Swims!

Started in 1985 by the legendary Steve King, this iconic event complements our other historic swims including the venerable 75 year tradition of the Kelowna swim and the 30 year legacy of the Rattlesnake Island swim in Peachland, BC.

With 6 events now under the Across the Lake Swim brand, our portfolio of unique swims continues to grow.

We can’t wait to see you at the Across the Lake Swim Skaha Lake in 2024!